Student regent resigns after sex crime allegations

Jesse Cheng (left) at a UC Regents Meeting at UCSF Mission Bay on Thursday, November 18, 2010.
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Jesse Cheng (left) at a UC Regents Meeting at UCSF Mission Bay on Thursday, November 18, 2010.

Jesse Cheng officially announced his resignation from his position as the UC Student Regent on Monday, ending his term that had been marred by controversy. Cheng’s term took a contentious turn when he was arrested by Irvine police in November on suspicion of sexual battery. Accused of inappropriately touching a
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UC Berkeley student nominated as 2012-13 student regent

The UC Office of the President announced today that a special committee of the UC Board of Regents has nominated Jonathan Stein, a UC Berkeley graduate student, to serve as student regent for 2012-13. Though the board will vote on the nomination at its July meeting, Stein would first serve
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The empty gesture

Jesse Cheng’s decision to resign prematurely leaves his tumultuous term as UC student Regent unfinished.

UC student Regent Jesse Cheng’s premature resignation leaves his tenure incomplete after a term marred by controversy. The scandal he faced is enough to make most public officials resign immediately, but his waiting for two months to pass after receiving a student conduct violation for sexual battery by the UC
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